Octavia Spencer Will Star Alongside Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures!
The new Fox 2000 film Hidden Figures was already full of Black girl magic with the plot being about Black women geniuses, but now Academy Award winning actress Octavia Spencer is joining the cast of the film and the magic just continues!
Spencer will be starring as NASA scientist, Dorothy Vaughn, alongside Taraji P Henson who was already cast as math genius Katherine Johnson.
The film which is adapted from the Margot Lee Shetterly book, “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race,” follows the story of three Black NASA scientists who were the brain power behind launching John Glenn into space, making him the first man to orbit the earth in 1962.
Dorothy Vaughn was a math teacher in Virginia, at R.R. Morton High School before working for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
She was appointed to lead an all Black, all woman, team of mathematicians known as the West Area Computers in 1949.
Two of the three biggest characters in this film have already been cast, so now we’re just waiting to find out who will be playing Mary Jackson!
Any guesses on the next leading lady?